A roasting pan filled with balsamic roasted potatoes and red onions and garlic

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Such a brilliantly simple idea: Roast chunks of potatoes, red onions, pancetta, and garlic in oil and balsamic vinegar. Boo-yah!

The components of caprese salad -- sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil on a white platter.

Caprese Salad

Basil, tomato, and mozzarella–green, red, and white–are all this summer salad needs to shine. Oh, a drizzle of olive oil and a a squeeze of lemon help.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A white bowl full of buctini pasta, covered with grated cheese and parsley.

Pasta with Anchovies and Onions

If you know Chris McDade, you know he loves the salty umami bombs known as anchovies. Let this effortless pasta show you why we’re obsessed, too.

A bowl filled with spaghetti with scallops.

Spaghetti with Scallops

Elegant and easy, Guiliano Hazan’s recipe for a stunning 30-minute pasta dinner turns out classic Italian fare without any fuss at all.

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.

A wedge of white pizza on a piece of parchment.

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

A white plate topped with torn figs and burrata cheese and chopped pistachios with a knife on the side.

Figs and Burrata Cheese

This little moment of lusciousness takes nothing to toss together. Just tear the figs, rip the cheese, and drizzle with oil. Badda bing.

A person using metal chopsticks to scoop up spaghetti al limone amalfitano from a bowl.

Spaghetti al Limone Amalfitano

This Italian classic is “a cook’s recipe,” which is to say, we give you all the components and how-tos that you need. You get to tweak it to your pantry and your preference.